The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.
We are hoping to reverse this trend, starting with our own congregation. We believe that The Story is the right tool to increase Biblical literacy, helping readers understand God’s story from Genesis to Revelation and how their own stories intersect with God’s. Consisting of 31 chapters of carefully-selected scriptures sequenced in chronological order, The Story presents the word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel.
The Story Church Campaign is a unique program providing 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult Sunday school and 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. When accompanied by reading through the five age-related books, the entire church can be literally on the same page for 31 weeks. We plan to begin the experience on September 16.